Jimmy Fallon returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, July 13, in the first new episode since undergoing hand surgery.
Star reported on what was at first thought to be a minor injury, but on June 26, the talk show host was rushed to the hospital after he nearly ripped his own finger off after tripping on a kitchen rug at home. The 40-year-old funnyman caught his ring on the counter while attempting to break the fall—resulting in a serious, yet surprisingly common condition called ‘ring avulsion.’ Fallon warned viewers not to Google the gruesome affliction, tweeting “You rebel! I warned you!!” to a horrified follower who did.
You rebel! I warned you!! https://t.co/z5y3CC1VlJ
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) July 14, 2015
The former Saturday Night Live alum spent 10 days in ICU after a 6-hour microsurgery that involved removing a vein from his foot and carefully implanting it into his hand. Fortunately the surgery was a success, and the talk show host can expect to get feeling back in the reattached digit in about 8 weeks—although such an outcome is not always the norm . “Apparently, the odds aren’t great with these things,” Fallon explained, “usually they just cut your finger off.”
Watch Jimmy Fallon describe his ordeal here: